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Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro co-authors report taking on SBA’s regulations on businesses

An independent office within the Small Business Administration has worked to block health, safety and environmental regulations on behalf of small and large businesses without appropriate technical expertise, two new studies have charged.

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Dean Blake D. Morant

Dean Blake D. Morant ranks 13th among most influential people in legal education by The National Jurist

The National Jurist has announced that Dean Blake D. Morant ranks 13th among 24 legal educators and one legal education public policy advocate on its 2012 list of the most influential people in legal education.

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Professor Gregory Parks’ Huffington Post article addresses gay men in black fraternities

On Sept. 8, 2012, Nathanael Gay married Robert Brown in Lexington, Ky. About a month later, on Oct. 4, 2012, Brown uploaded a video of the wedding to YouTube. Their wedding was only slightly remarkable given our society’s changing attitude with respect to marriage equality. Something about their nuptials was striking, however.

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Dean Blake D. Morant

Dean Blake D. Morant among 25 finalists named by The National Jurist as most influential in legal education

Dean Blake D. Morant is among the 24 legal educators and one legal education public policy advocate The National Jurist has named to its 2012 list of the most influential people in legal education.

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Professor Timothy Davis tells News and Record Maryland may use ACC’s exit fee language to mount legal challenge

When the ACC voted in September to immediately raise its exit fee to three times its annual operating budget – around $50 million – the move was seen as an important step in maintaining the league’s future stability, a way to prove to its schools the strength of the conference and make it more difficult to sever ties.

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Associate Provost Jennifer Collins tells Denver Post parents faced with troubling evidence about their own don’t always turn to law enforcement

In the developments of the Jessica Ridgeway case that now resides in the courts, one person emerged as a tragic hero: the mother who turned in her own son. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall speaks on Fox 8′s Buckley Report about Medicare reform

As our national debt mounts, nothing is sending those numbers higher than the increase in healthcare costs. Continue reading »

Journal Photo by Andrew Dye -- 10/04/12 - Mark Rabil(left), the director of the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic and Darryl Hunt, the Director of the Darryl Hunt Project, pose for a portrait at the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic.

Innocence and Justice Clinic dedicated to teaching students, working on claims of wrongful convictions

Paul Shaner spent 15 years of his life locking up and supervising criminals, working as a law enforcement officer with the Nevada Department of Public Safety. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro writes in the Huffington Post: ‘Regulatory ‘Pay-Go’ Caps Protections But Not Harms to the Public’

When the government succeeds in protecting the public from harms, is that good news – or something to be atoned for by eliminating other successful protections? If the Department of Labor issues a new rule on construction crane safety, saving dozens of lives each year, should the agency also be required to eliminate an existing safety regulation? A policy of regulatory “pay-go” would prohibit agencies from issuing new rules, no matter how beneficial they are, unless they first identify and eliminate an existing rule that involves greater or equal costs for industry.

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Professor John Knox quoted in Greenwire story about Supreme Court case regarding Shell Oil

When Nigerians protested against the environmental devastation in the oil-rich Ogoni region in the early 1990s, the government response was brutal.

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